5 records that neither Ronaldo or Messi have broken yet
The men who need no introduction, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have literally re-written the football records books. Both have won the prestigious Ballon d'Or trophy a record 5 times and top the all-time goal scoring charts in La Liga and the Champions League
Players have come and gone, but these 2 have seemingly been around forever, competing at the top-most level. Be it for club or country, one of these footballing behemoths regularly break/create records like its nothing.
The prolific duo has made goal scoring look like a hobby and it is their fierce rivalry on the pitch that makes El Clasico even more fascinating to watch.
However, the best players in the world, probably the best of all time, have seen some records evade them in their illustrious careers. Here, we take a look at 5 records that neither Ronaldo or Messi have broken and look unlikely to do before they finally decide to call it a day.
#1 Most goals in European Cup Finals: Alfredo Di Stefano
Ronaldo and Messi are the 2 highest scorers in Champions League history. While the Portuguese winger has found the back of the net a record 117 times and is the top scorer, the Argentine magician is just 2 shy of the century mark at 98 goals in the Champions League.
However, it is Real Madrid legend, Alfredo Di Stefano who holds the record for the most goals scored in European Cup finals, finding the back of the net 7 times in the 5 finals he played in.
He won the European Cup (now known as the Champions League) with Real Madrid 5 times consecutively from 1955-1960 and turned out 396 times for the all whites in total, scoring 308 goals.
Ronaldo has 4 goals in European Cup finals while Messi has 2. Both have lifted the trophy 4 times in their glittering careers.